Con­cern over chem­i­cal spray

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - NAME WITH­HELD Ruis­lip SYED KAMALL Con­ser­va­tive can­di­date for Mayor of Lon­don

WHEN I was walk­ing along South­bourne Gar­dens, East­cote, at mid­day on Au­gust 17, I saw sev­eral men spray­ing the pave­ments with a green/blue liq­uid from a hand-held sort of stick.

Sev­eral passers-by were walk­ing nearby, in­clud­ing me, as they sprayed. The men wore back­packs & high-vis yel­low tops, but wore no safety face­masks.

Five days later, on Au­gust 22, we saw that Ruis­lip Manor shop­ping cen­tre pave­ments and a nearby road had been sprayed.

They were ob­vi­ously try­ing to kill weeds in the cracks be­tween paving stones, but had not al­ways done this ac­cu­rately.

We took photos which showed they had some­times missed the cracks and just sprayed over much of some large paving stones. READER Jan­ice Franklin reck­ons 10 bluetits is the most that can feed on the fat­balls in her gar­den at Bel­mont Close in Uxbridge.

Though she didn’t man­age that, she came close when a

Our con­cern is about what weed-killer chem­i­cals they were spray­ing, as residues could get on skin, be­cause at this time of year women of­ten wear open-san­dals.

Of­fi­cials may claim this is safe – but many chem­i­cals which were said to be harm­less, had to be with­drawn be­cause they caused se­ri­ous ill­ness & dam­aged hu­man genes. seven-strong flock ar­rived re­cently and stayed for 30 min­utes.

If you have a photo to share, please email it to steve.bax@ trin­i­tymir­ with your de­tails.

their fi­nances.

The Bri­tish Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion has set up the Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Vul­ner­a­bil­ity Task­force, headed by Joanna El­son OBE from the Money Ad­vice Trust, to help firms iden­tify vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple and then pro­vide sup­port ser­vices with the right de­gree of em­pa­thy.

For many peo­ple, talk­ing about money can be dif­fi­cult and un­solved prob­lems can lead to nu­mer­ous dif­fi­cul­ties, even los­ing your home.

The bank­ing in­dus­try has faced a lot of crit­i­cism over the past few years and I am pleased to see that they are tak­ing proac­tive steps to en­sure cus­tomers are treated bet­ter.

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